2001 Progress Report: Community-Based Participatory Research Project

EPA Grant Number: R826886C003
Subproject: this is subproject number 003 , established and managed by the Center Director under grant R826886
(EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).

Center: University of Washington
Center Director: Faustman, Elaine
Title: Community-Based Participatory Research Project
Investigators: Faustman, Elaine
Institution: University of Washington
EPA Project Officer: Callan, Richard
Project Period: August 1, 1998 through December 31, 2003
Project Period Covered by this Report: August 1, 2000 through July 31,2001
Project Amount: Refer to main center abstract for funding details.
RFA: Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research (1998) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Children's Health , Health Effects , Health


The overall goal of this project is to reduce pesticide exposure in children of farm workers in the Yakima valley of Washington State by breaking the pesticide “take-home” pathway. The specific aims are to: (1) develop a culturally appropriate intervention to break the pesticide take-home pathway; (2) conduct a randomized, controlled community trial to evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention as assessed by examining as the primary outcome changes in the urinary organophosphate pesticide metabolites of children between the ages of two and five who reside with farm workers; and (3) assess the secondary effects of the intervention by examining changes in pesticide concentrations in house dust in the residential environments of farm workers; changes in the urinary organophosphate pesticide metabolites of farm workers; and changes in self-reported knowledge, attitudes, and practices of farm workers regarding protection from pesticide exposure for children.

Progress Summary:

The Community Intervention Project (CIP) comprises two groups in three different locations that work together to conduct the community intervention portion of the Child Health Center (CHC). Group 1 is based at the University of Washington (UW) Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health (PNASH) Center, and Group 2 is based at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) and the “field location” at Sunnyside, Washington. The activities of the researchers located at UW are described below.

In Year 1 the CIP-UW group worked with the CIP-FHCRC group to ensure that proper laboratory methods were employed in the collection of urine and dust samples from farm workers and their homes and automobiles. Year 2 and 3 activities were devoted primarily to analysis of urine and dust samples, and statistical analysis of these data. This work has resulted in a Master’s Thesis written by Cynthia Curl. The CIP’s work was closely coordinated with the CHC Exposure Assessment Core.

Journal Articles on this Report : 2 Displayed | Download in RIS Format

Other subproject views: All 3 publications 3 publications in selected types All 3 journal articles
Other center views: All 87 publications 77 publications in selected types All 73 journal articles
Type Citation Sub Project Document Sources
Journal Article Curl CL, Fenske RA, Kissel JC, Shirai JH, Moate TF, Griffith W, Coronado G, Thompson B. Evaluation of take-home organophosphorus pesticide exposure among agricultural workers and their children. Environmental Health Perspectives 2002;110(12):A787-A792. R826886 (2000)
R826886C003 (2001)
R826886C003 (2002)
R826886C004 (2001)
R826886C004 (2002)
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  • Abstract from PubMed
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  • Journal Article Thompson B, Coronado G, Puschel K, Allen E. Identifying constituents to participate in a project to control pesticide exposure in children of farmworkers. Environmental Health Perspectives 2001;109(Suppl 3):443-448. R826886 (2000)
    R826886C003 (2001)
    R826886C003 (2002)
    R826886C004 (2001)
    R826886C004 (2002)
  • Full-text from PubMed
  • Abstract from PubMed
  • Associated PubMed link
  • Supplemental Keywords:

     , RFA, Health, Scientific Discipline, Toxics, Geographic Area, Environmental Chemistry, Health Risk Assessment, pesticides, State, Risk Assessments, Biochemistry, Children's Health, health effects, pesticide exposure, farmworkers, environmental risks, biological response, children, Human Health Risk Assessment, Washington (WA), human exposure, assessment of exposure, environmental toxicant, exposure pathways, harmful environmental agents, environmental health hazard, pesticide residue, agricultural community, exposure assessment

    Relevant Websites:

    http://depts.washington.edu/chc/ Exit

    Progress and Final Reports:

    Original Abstract
  • 1999
  • 2000 Progress Report
  • 2002 Progress Report
  • 2003
  • Final

  • Main Center Abstract and Reports:

    R826886    University of Washington

    Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
    R826886C001 Molecular Mechanisms of Pesticide-Induced Developmental Toxicity
    R826886C002 Genetic Susceptibility to Pesticides (Paraoxonase Polymorphism or PON1 Study)
    R826886C003 Community-Based Participatory Research Project
    R826886C004 Pesticide Exposure Pathways Research Project